It’s that time again.

(Spoilers for Gilmore Girls episode “I’m OK, You’re OK.”)

Dear Theresa,

I have to admit that, over the hiatus, I lost heart. I thought, “What will I say to Theresa? The past few episodes have been very depressing.” I thought I was going to have to convince you to encourage me. (Would you have been able to?)

I have heard some serious complaining about this week, but I am not complaining. We finally saw movement. It wasn’t so painful. It was better than most of the last few, actually. We saw the return of bantering Luke and Lorelai, Rory and Lorelai got to spend time together, and except for getting back with Logan, Rory was very likeable this week. I liked that she could see the problems Luke and Lorelai were having, just as Lorelai could tell something was wrong with her and Logan, but they’re so bad at relationships that none of them were fixing anything. As Mike said, “Those Gilmores are terrible at relationships.”

Anyway, the good signs this week as I saw them:

-Talking about April is a good sign. The more they talk about April, the closer we get to Lorelai meeting April.

-We actually got to see why Lorelai is being so passive (“Luke said he’d handle it”), and we got to see her ask (in a passive way) about the bag. And we got to see Luke say, “I’ll send it back if you want me to,” and you could tell he meant it. It seemed like a step in the right direction, at the very least. I know, I know, we all wanted Lorelai to lay the smackdown, but it was still a step in the right direction.

-The banter. It was seriously a big deal to me that we saw them spending time together and having fun.

-Luke took care of the spiders for her. That’s true love right there.

All right, so it’s not a great list, but I felt that it was a mostly positive episode overall. And I liked Mrs. Kim’s scenes with Zach. It was cute. I love that Mrs. Kim knows so much about music, and that she’s gotten more flexible in some small ways over the years, but that she is still incredibly scary. And Rory’s scene with Paris was great. I also enjoyed the, “My parents are here,” 180 that Luke did, as well as Sookie’s scene in the kitchen. And I kind of wanted Rory and Lorelai to go spy on Anna. Does that make me a terrible person?

Overall, though, the banter really redeemed this episode for me. It was the first one in a while that I wasn’t sad when I finished watching it. What did you think?

I miss you and I know I owe you an email,

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